Donald Glover Leaks Script From Cancelled 'Deadpool' Animated Series

Donald Glover is a man of many talents.

He's an actor and director. He makes music as Childish Gambino. He's also done stand-up comedy and was down to write, executive produce, and basically run the show for the upcoming Deadpool animated series.

At least, he was until earlier this week, when it was announced that Glover and his brother Stephen had left the FX and Marvel series.

Ah well, you can't fit everything in - especially when you're as busy as this guy, right?

Most people assumed that it would just be down to Glover being too busy, but it turns out that was not the case.

FX announced earlier this week that the break was down to 'creative differences' - which makes the whole thing a bit more interesting.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The statement read: "Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel's Deadpool animated series,"

"FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue."

That's usually the end of it - a statement says 'creative differences' and nobody asks any further.

Luckily, in the world of social media we can get a slightly more in-depth analysis of what those creative differences are.

Donald Glover then posted a cryptic tweet that said: "For the record: I wasn't too busy to work on Deadpool."

He then posted a mocked-up script that he had written called 'Finale'. Let me tell you - it's a damn shame that this will never get made.

Credit: Twitter / Donald Glover
Credit: Twitter / Donald Glover

It's got references to Sudan - the last male northern white rhino - as well as Donald Trump, gun control, Bitcoin, and a load of other things. It's bloody funny too.

During bits of the script - if you're reading carefully - you can begin to pick through a few of the things that could have contributed to the breakdown of the relationship with the TV companies.

He wrote: "I mean, I get it. Maybe they just want to sell toys. And this style of comedy isn't it. It's more 'Ha ha, but I'm mad'. I get it.

"All the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too... maybe we were alienating our white audience.

"It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants to do anything different to get it... I mean, I think our show would have been funny. I just wanted a place to be honest.

He continued: "You know, I'm not mad about the whole 'cancelled' thing. I actually think it's a good thing. I mean, is it a good time to have a violent, gun loving white man ranting on TV?"

"Other than the PRESIDENT!"


Here's a couple of snippets - head over to Donald Glover's Twitter page to read the script in all its batshit, brilliant glory.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Sure, it could have been actually intended for air, but come on. It's most likely a veiled way of telling us what went wrong with the whole thing.

Either way, let's hope someone out there on the internet actually makes this - it would be TV gold.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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